Welshpool Mid Wales Airport lies in the beautiful Severn valley and is on the edge of some of the most stunning open flying country anywhere in the UK.
Developed from the 1990s onwards, the airport is now a home for numerous business and light aircraft. It is also the base for the Mid Wales Air Ambulance. Here you can get lessons and gain a licence flying helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and microlights. You could also just come along and watch the comings and goings of a busy general aviation hub.
Airshow 2013 line-up
We are pleased to finally anounce the line-up for the Bob Jones Memorial Airshow - and it is quite a line-up.
The star of the show may well be the Avro Vulcan XH558. Operating from 1956 to 1984, the delta-winged bomber provided the UK's nuclear deterant. Just one is still flying - the Spirit of Great Britain - and is set to be decomissioned this year. Hence Welshpool could see one of its final flights into the history books.
The Battle of Britain display team returns after their warm reception last year. The Spitfire is joined by a Hurricane and a Lancaster Bomber. The World War Two theme is continued with the Royal Navy Swordfish - an aircraft central to control of allied shipping lanes - plus an aerobatic display by airshow veteran Clive Davidson in a North American Harvard. Meanwhile two German-designed, Spanish-livery Bucker Jungmann biplanes will perform a formation display.
If you want something a little more modern, it doesn't get more modern than the Eurofighter Typhoon - the world's most advanced fighter jet. It really will be a treat to see this over Welshpool. Meanwhile, a quirky little gyroplane will be showing what it can do.
Bob Pooler will show his usual disrespect for gravity with his Slingsby Firefly. Meanwhile, local girl Lauren Richardson, the UK's youngest aerobatic display pilot, will be wowing the crowds in her Pitts Special. Daredevils RV8ors will see how close they can get while flying at 230mph - their smoky spectacle is sure to impress.
The RAF will also provide a aerobatic display in the Tutor - used to train the next generation of RAF pilots. And of course the Falcons return with their formation parachute display - landing right with the crowd. The day ends with hot balloons lining up along the runway before scattering across the sky.
Of couse as always we will have plenty of ground displays and the annual Transport Festival along side so you will never be short of something to do.
The Bob Jones Memorial Airshow returns to Welshpool Mid-Wales Airport of 9 June 2013.
See the airshow website for further details. Please note the line-up is subject to change.